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SAT words

The 5000ish words I need to know for the SAT

abase To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade
abbess The lady superior of a nunnery
abdicate To give up (royal power or the like).
abed In bed; on a bed
aberration Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course
abet To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abhorrence The act of detesting extremely.
abject Sunk to a low condition.
abjure To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath
able-bodied Competent for physical service
ablution A washing or cleansing, especially of the body
abnegate To renounce (a right or privilege).
abominable Very hateful.
abominate To hate violently
abomination abomination
aboriginal Primitive; unsophisticated.
aborigines The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aboveboard Without concealment, fraud, or trickery
abrade To wear away the surface or some part of by friction
abrasion That which is rubbed off
abridge To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles
abridgment A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate To abolish, repeal.
abrupt Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break
abscess A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absent-minded Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
absolution Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
absolve To free from sin or its penalties
absorb To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water
abstain To keep oneself back (from doing or using something)
abstemious Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food
abstinence Self denial
abstruse Dealing with matters difficult to be understood
absurd Inconsistent with reason or common sense
abut To touch at the end or boundary line
academician A member of an academy of literature, art, or science
accede To agree
accession Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accessory A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
Created by: rachelceleste


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